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Break the silence about abuse

News: 29 November 2020 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

“Our country is increasingly becoming an unsafe place for women, and it is up to us as women to stand up for ourselves,” says Mukonazwothe Netshitavhadulu, a young woman from Tshidzini Mutshili village, who shows that age does not matter as far as adding value to society is concerned.

For Mutshidzi it all started on Facebook

Entertainment: 29 November 2020 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

What started out as a Facebook story page has given birth to a book, laughs local resident Mutshidzi Nethononda.

If you have a skill, use it

News: 29 November 2020

Isaac Musekwa, a renowned local welder from Musina, urges unemployed people to use their vocational skills to earn an income, instead of resorting to criminal activities. He is even willing to share his skills with interested young, unemployed people around his community, to help them find an honourable way of putting food on their tables.

“Music heals the soul,” says Mr Exclusive

Entertainment: 28 November 2020 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Murendeni Netsianda, also known as Mr Exclusive or Drubango, is a fully fledged Amapiano deejay whose sounds endear him to the hearts of many music lovers.

Rolivhuwa finds her solace in baking bread

News: 28 November 2020 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

While many greatly suffer from poverty, others are driven and inspired by it to try new things and new ways that, at the end of the day, enable them to put food on the table.

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Scourge of gender-based violence tackled through a true story

Entertainment: 23 December 2019 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

After experiencing the effects of gender-based violence in his family and childhood upbringing, Tiyiselani wa Bevhula (34) decided to share his experiences through a fictional novel, entitled Trapped in love and trash.

The stadium of dreams is taking shape, but slowly

News: 23 December 2019 By Anton van Zyl

The NLC representative promised in January 2018 that a stadium will be built at Muduluni in memory of the late Mbulaeni Mulaudzi. The stadium would be completed by the end of June 2018, he said. Two years down the line the ground works for phase 1 are nearing completion.

Do not miss the Spar Music Festival

Entertainment: 23 December 2019 By Mbulaheni Ridovhona

The Spar Music Festival is back with a bang this year. The festival will be held at Thohoyandou Babylon Resort on 30 December.

Teams gear up for Vhanasi Soccer Tournament

Sport: 23 December 2019 By Frank Mavhungu

Sixteen teams from around Vhembe District are gearing up for the sixth edition of the Vhanasi Annual Soccer Tournament. The tournament was officially launched during a ceremony at the Tshitavha DOCC Church building three weeks ago.

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Gneg's dress catches the eye of Miss SA

News: 21 November 2020 By Maanda Bele

When a young fashion designer from Mukula village outside Thohoyandou decided to spoil herself with a dress for her birthday this year, she ended up designing an outfit similar to the one that Miss SA, Shudufhadzo Musida, wore when she was crowned.

“Tell me what I owe VBS”

News: 26 June 2020 By Anton van Zyl

Khosikhulu Vho-Toni Mphephu Ramabulana will have no problem settling any legitimate VBS Mutual Bank debt he may have, but he needs to be properly informed of the details of the money he is supposed to owe.

Makhadzi is a free artist now

News: 18 January 2020 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

The popular Queen of Tshivenda wedding songs, Ndivhudzannyi “Makhadzi” Ralivhona, announced last week that she had parted ways with her manager, Rita Dee, following a period of what she describes as “abuse”.

Makhadzi accuses manager of exploiting her

News: 10 January 2020 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

The queen of Tshivenda wedding songs, Makhadzi, dropped a bombshell when she started uploading a stream of status updates on her Facebook page, demanding her “monies” from her “abusive” manager, Rita Dee, on Monday.

Another state-of-the-art mall for Vhembe?

News: 09 May 2020 By Ndivhuwo Musetha

The number of unemployed people in Vhembe will soon decrease, thanks to a state-of-the-art mall to be built at Lwamondo village outside Thohoyandou.

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Court hears that Toni cannot be successor

News: 08 November 2019 By Anton van Zyl

Toni Mphephu Ramabulana cannot be king of the Vhavenda and nothing prohibits the royal council from appointing Masindi Clementine Mphephu as the new queen.

Ben Ramaphosa laid to rest in Khalavha

News: 25 October 2019 By Maanda Bele

Mr Ben Masala Ramaphosa, the half-brother of president Cyril Ramaphosa, was laid to rest at the Khalavha cemetery the past weekend.

Authorities not very honest about illegal posters

Letters: 31 January 2019

Sadly, it is not true or altogether honest of the authorities to create the impression that it is very difficult to take action against the real people responsible for the large-scale damaging and even destruction of public property by the plastering of abortion poster all over town. Most of these posters are in any case also illegal.

“Disband management of Vhembe Health”

Letters: 01 March 2019

The process recommended and implemented by the MEC for Health was actually “Recycling of the Warm Bodies”. Again, one would ask if the MEC was supposed to have taken that initiative or that exercise was purely administrative and rest with management, but this debate is for another day.

A tribute to an honourable comrade

Letters: 10 November 2019

Dudley Malete, affectionately known as “Coach”, passed on to another life on 31 October 2019. He will be buried at the Tshikota Cemetery on Saturday, 9 November.